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  • Series: Indiana
  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press; Enlarged Edition edition (September 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253208513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253208514
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A former resident of Fort Wayne, Indi ana, Martone (Briggs-Copeland lecturer in fiction, Harvard) offers reflective and humanist ideas that show modern writing at its best. Martone mixes fact with fic tion, the famous with the not-so-famous, ultimately making readers feel that the narrator is speaking personally to them. In "Everybody Watching and the Time Passing Like That," one of the 17 selec tions presented, the reader identifies with the speech coach, Mrs. Nall, whose claim to fame was to coach the actor James Dean. His influence after death is appar ent as she states, "I watch the film and he talks to me, talks to me directly. I have it all here." In this engaging collection of realistic stories, the hidden depth of the country's heartland is revealed. Expect wide readership among public libraries, especially in the Midwest.
-Vicki Cecil, Johnson Cty. P.L., Greenwood, Ind.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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MICHAEL MARTONE is the author and editor of several works of fiction and nonfiction. He and his wife, the poet Theresa Pappas, are publishers of Story County Books.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Courtney Shelton on November 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Michael Martone, a former resident of Fort Wayne is the author of Fort Wayne is Seventh on Hitler's List. A collection of short stories about the famous, and the not so famous, Indiana residents and the lives that they lead. Each story has many humorous facts, and confusing fiction intertwined to make this a very unique book.
There are 17 exceptional selections throughout the book, and each has a great plot, with complex characters that show amazing depth. There is one particular story that shows one man's compassion for another human being. Though there are not any names used, the personality of the main character in "Pieces" is apparent. He is a drifter, who sleeps in his car, and travels around the country cooking chicken for restaurants that are willing to buy his recipe. The story entails the journey of this man and a female hitch hiker. This short story as well as the others are well worth reading. As I stated before, the complexity of the characters in each short story are outstanding. In the story "Everybody Watching and the Time Passing Like That" it shows the impact on a teacher with the death of legend James Dean. The story of a widow, longing for her soldier to come home, clings for a certain closure in the story "Dear John." This is an exceptional book that not only entertains, but informs the readers as well.
Being a resident of Indiana, this book gave me a sense of pride. It seems as though the reader can travel from town to town with each story. As a resident from Indiana myself, the towns that are listed in each story are very familiar. Such as Santa Claus, French Lick, and Muncie, which are listed in the story "Three Postcards from Indiana." This is a wonderful book that any Hoosier should be proud to read.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeana Harrison on December 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Michael Martone did a wonderful job when writing this book. He puts a lot of imaginative details into this writing. As you are reading the story seems to come alive. He adds many detailed and interesting details.
This book is composed of many short stories about Indiana. Martone adds some of the most different characters. In the story Fort Wayne is Seventh on Hitler's List, Martone talks about his grandfather and how he keeps many scrapbooks from the WWII era. Martone travels through the scrapbooks, and talks about all the pictures, but more importantly why his Grandfather was so obsessed with this era. In a way it seems that Martone himself becomes obsessed as well.
Over all, this book allows you to be creative and travel to a place where you may have never been before. It was an excellent read!
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